Paper $42.50 ISBN: 9789087282905 Published May 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Masked Warriors

The Battle Stage of the Samurai

Bas J.M. Verberk

Masked Warriors

Bas J.M. Verberk

Distributed for Leiden University Press

256 pages | illustrated in color throughou | 8 x 10 | © 2017
Paper $42.50 ISBN: 9789087282905 Published May 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Masked Warriors provides new insights into the approach of form, function and meaning of Japanese armor masks, or menpō. In this richly illustrated book, Bas Verberk shows how armor masks, while representing a diverse tradition of their own, have connections with the larger Japanese mask culture, especially with nō masks. In fact, Verberk shows, nō masks exerted a much greater influence on the development of armor masks than has previously been understood.
Contents
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Catalogue
Tōseigusoku
Akujō and Ressei-men
Daimyō Masks
Samurai Aesthetics
Female Masks
Katchū-men and Kyōgen
Edo Period Menpō
Shogunal Gifts
 
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
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